The UW System will be hosting their 2015 Virtual Showcase beginning Thursday, April 9 and ending Friday, April 10. In an effort to increase the professionalism of the system’s IT leadership and staff, transform the UW System’s capacity to leverage academic and administrative technology-enabled services, change IT from a cost-center to a value-center, and substantially increase investment in academic technology they have brought in keynote speakers Dr. Curtis J. Bonk and Sarah Horton.
A UW Madison netID will allow you to log into the campus wireless network, Eduroam wireless, get into campus libraries, and other campus resources like the SERF. To access these, UW Madison will issue you a Wiscard if you are a UW Colleges or Extension employee.
Step One- Obtain a Wiscard
1. Before you go to the Wiscard Office, call them at 608-262-3258. Tell them you are a UW Colleges or Extension employee and you wish to get a Wiscard. Ask them to confirm you are eligible.
Microsoft has recently announced the ability to connect Skype with Skype for Business (Lync) users.
Communicate with Skype Users with Microsoft Skype for Business
Users will be able to use instant messaging, audio calls, and presence information to communicate with Skype users while using Microsoft Skype for Business (and vice-versa). As of November 2014, Microsoft announced that the “Lync” application would be named “Skype for Business” instead. The name change will be formally applied in early 2015.